Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Electric Option

This is- no kidding- a commercial bolt-on electric conversion kit that can turn any bicycle into a bizarre front wheel drive electric bicycle powered by DeWalt cordless tool batteries. More details from the people at Neodynamics.

The web page suggests that this is more of a prototype looking for investors. As it is, it doesn't look terribly practical. It's heavy (40 lbs), uses four expensive cordless tool batteries, an expensive bicycle shock absorber, and a very kludgy suspension design. It would be easier and much cheaper to design a motor into a bicycle from the beginning.

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